Nicole Barnes

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Program of Specialty

  • Educational Psychology

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Empirically-supported classroom assessment techniques to improve teaching and learning
  • How pre-service and practicing teachers use assessment data to make instructional decisions
  • Pre-service and practicing teachers’ beliefs about assessment
  • How peers can potentially support the development of each other's self-regulated learning through co-regulated efforts on collaborative performance assessments
  • Teacher-supports and assessment characteristics that sustain and develop students' self-regulation in middle school classrooms
  • Development and assessment of performance-based tasks
  • Urban Education

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Division 15 Affiliate
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Division 2 Affiliate
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
  • Studying and Self-regulated learning SIG
  • Classroom Assessment SIG
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Middle School Journal, 2014 - Present
  • European Journal of Psychology, 2013- Present
  • Teaching of Psychology, 2013 - Present
  • Learning and Individual Differences, 2013- Present
  • Educational Psychologist, 2010- Present

Other Types of Reviews

  • American Psychological Association Annual Conference,  Division 15, 2008 - Present 
  • American Education Research Association Annual Conference, Division C, 2010 - Present

Leadership Positions

  • Awards Coordinator, Division C, American Educational Research Association, 2013 - Present
  • Faculty Advisor, MSU Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Student Chapter, 2011-Present

Work with Schools and Other Agencies

  • Spencer Grant -  Investigating how 5thgrade Literacy/Social Studies teachers engage in classroom level data use. This includes development, collection, scoring, and use of assessment information for classroom decisions.